I am thrilled to bring John Flynn back for a second show. When he joined us last year, it was one of the most memorable nights of all of the shows presented here. I didn’t know much about John, he was strongly recommended to me by my friend Vern Crawford at Cousin Andy’s Coffeehouse. And if you haven’t figured it out yet, Vern knows who is the best of the best and I always trust his recommendations. Anyway, I hadn’t even heard John’s music yet, so I didn’t know what to expect. I was stunned. His songs paint pictures that you can live in, getting to know the characters and circumstances, and he tells a story that both intrigues and inspires. John is one of those people that I could talk to for hours over coffee and still feel like too little time was spent. In fact, we did, and I was sorry he had to leave. Please come and join us in welcoming John Flynn’s return to Evansville.
I’m really excited to bring Bernice Lewis to Evansville for a concert here at the cabin. She’s a deeply insightful and spiritual observer of life, and has a way of touching the truth through her words that is nothing less than remarkable. She’s a polished and seasoned performer from the Boston folk scene, who can have you laughing in one moment and gathering tears in the next. You won’t want to miss her beautiful voice and keen songwriting.
Dorian is an amazing fingerstyle guitarist, along the lings of Micheal Hedges and Leo Koetke. He’s been touring and traveling for years, mostly out west, and this will be his first trip to Evansville. I spent some time talking on the phone to Dorian and it’s very clear that he’s a great storyteller with a pocket of anecdotes as deep as the day is long. He introduced himself to me as a “fellow cabin dweller” and we were off to a great start. We’re all in for a treat with this show, and I’m sure you’ll be glad you joined us for this one.
Teddy’s show last March was so popular that it sold out in just 15 hours, so we had to bring him back to give everyone a chance to see him again! Teddy’s quick wit and sarcastic sense of humor will leave you hanging on every word. He improvises and interjects observations in the course of presenting his songs, and you never know what to expect. I could ramble on about how terrific a performer Teddy is, but it’s obvious that people here in Evansville already know that. He’s an exceptional guitarist and songwriter, but his delivery will be what impresses you most.
Teddy Goldstein first told us about Edie Carey, whom he performed with as part of a tour called “Live from New York” that also included Andrew Kerr and Anne Heaton. It was a great recommendation, because once I heard Edie’s CD I knew she’s be a great cap to our season of shows before taking a summer break.
Edie’s from Boston, fertile ground for any folkie, but it wasn’t until she moved to NYC to attend Barnard College that she discovered the world of acoustic music, listening to the likes of Ani DiFranco and others on stage at the Postcrypt coffeehouse. You can hear the energy of that influence in Edie’s music, but her songs are all her own, intelligent and direct, with a groove that makes you want to move. Here’s more about Edie Carey…